“At Banco Popular we look at tourism with optimism”

Banco Popular Dominicano held its traditional gala dinner on Wednesday at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur 2024), where the executive president of Banco Popular Dominicano, Christopher Paniagua, highlighted the economic impact of the tourism sector for the DR.

He said that tourism represents 27% of all foreign investment in the DR in the last 10 years. “At Banco Popular we look at the country’s tourism with optimism.”

“We have been fulfilling the best ideas of progress for 60 years. For more than three decades, we identified tourism as one of those ideas of progress and we clearly saw the potential of the sector as an engine of development, a cornerstone of the well-being and progress of Dominicans,” he added.

He said he was sure that together with his allies and with the macroeconomic and social stability of the country, “we will follow the path towards equity in the quality of life of the people”.

“I assure you that we will continue to be a bank at the forefront of technology and open to inclusion, as this organization has always been characterized,” he added.

The chief executive of the bank said that the development and growth of Dominican tourism would not have been possible without the synergy of the public and private sectors.

For this reason, during his traditional gala dinner at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur 2024), he expressed his congratulations to President Luis Abinader and the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, “for the excellent management of tourism”.

He also thanked all the clients of Banco Popular, whose contribution has been decisive in guaranteeing a better future for Dominican society and the economy.

“Above all, we knew that tourism would be our letter of introduction to the world, as a diverse and promising country, with a stable and inclusive economic development, and it has been so,” emphasized Paniagua.

For his part, the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, expressed his gratitude to Banco Popular for its support to the tourism industry, noting that he is proud that institutions such as the bank “join this cause”.

The gala dinner was held at the Palacio de Cibeles with more than 400 guests including: the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili; the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Julia Simpson; the Dominican ambassador to the UNWTO, Anabel Bueno; Eduardo Grullón, president of AFP Popular; René Grullón Finet, senior executive vice president of National and International Business, and his wife, Elima González de Grullón.

Also present were Antonia Antón de Hernández, senior executive vice president of Human Resources, Cultural Transformation, Credit Administration and Compliance, and her husband, engineer José Hernández Caamaño, vice president of the Engineering and Maintenance Area; José Mármol, executive vice president of Corporate Communications, Reputation and Responsible Banking, and his wife, Soraya Lara; Mariel Bera, vice president of Corporate Affairs and Responsible Banking; and José Cuervo, vice president of the Securities Market Subsidiaries Area, and his wife Pavelle Melo.

Also in attendance were presidents and top executives of major hotel chains and businessmen linked to tourism in the DR.

Source: Arecoa.com

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